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Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?

Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?

No: You should not have the conventional flu shot or FluMist if you have a known allergy to eggs or have had a prior reaction/allergy to the flu shot. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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If I have a shellfish allergy, why can I not use iodine?

If I have a shellfish allergy, why can I not use iodine?

Radiocontrast media : People with shellfish allergy are sometimes told they should avoid iodine and radioconstrast media (rcm). This is not true and is a myth. Iodine does not cause allergy. While people who have any allergies may have a slightly higher risk to a reaction to rcm, it is still low. Shellfish allergy does not increase the risk for a reaction. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have developed an allergy to shellfish?

How would I know if  I have developed an allergy to shellfish?

Many dogs few tricks: Many foods can trigger allergic reactions, even life-endangering anaphylaxis but those reactions have a limited number of symptoms - hives, lip, tongue & eyelid swelling, coughing, suffocation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, a sense of something bad is happening, loss of consciousness & shock. If a some of these symptoms occur within 2 hours of eating shellfish allergy is possible. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an allergy to birch wood?

How can I tell if I have an allergy to birch wood?

Tree allergy not all: Generally allergy to trees are to their pollen not the wood. The exception is the great western cedar. Otherwise saw dust is an irritant not an allergen. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a kitten, but have an allergy to cat hair?

What can I do if I have a kitten, but have an allergy to cat hair?

Allergy Shots: See an allergist and get on allergy shots. I would also recommend keeping your bedroom "cat-free" and no animals of any sort on your bed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use body butter if I have a nut allergy?

Can you tell me if i could use body butter if I have a nut allergy?

You might: Hot pressed oil contains insignificant amount of nut proteins. In nut allergy, you are allergic to the protein of that particular nut. You get reaction to the nut by eating it, not through the skin in general. If the body lotion that you want to use does not have the oil from the nut that you are allergic to, you should be fine. If it does, the risk is really low. See a local allergist for details ...Read more

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If I was told by an allergist that I am allergic to chicken, would I be allergic to eggs too?

If I was told by an allergist that I am allergic to chicken, would I be allergic to eggs too?

Probably not: This is not common, but not impossible. However, if you have been eating eggs all your life without incident, particularly poorly cooked eggs such as runny scrambled eggs, i wouldn't worry about it. However, if you start to notice itching in your mouth when you eat eggs, or get cramping, vomiting or diarrhea after eating eggs, this is suggestive of allergy, and you should start to avoid all egg. ...Read more

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I am severely allergic to shellfish. I was prescribed an EpiPen (epinephrine). I never had to use one yet. How do you know if you need to use it? Does it reverse?

I am severely allergic to shellfish. I was prescribed an EpiPen (epinephrine). I never had to use one yet. How do you know if you need to use it? Does it reverse?

You will know: Keep your Epi pen with you at all times. Make sure it is up to date. General symptom-those that got you the prescription in the first place but especially throat swelling or trouble breathing. Once you use it it is best to dial 911. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may also help if taken while you can swallow. The Epi effects wear off over time, though they may be uncomfortable this medicine is life saving ...Read more

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Can I take allergy desensitizing shots if I have allergies to dogs?

Can I take allergy desensitizing shots if I have allergies to dogs?

Yes: Desensitization shots can work for allergies to pet dander. The doctor should do testing, to make sure that the allergy is actually to the pet and not something else associated in the same area. ...Read more

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I have a severe allergy to eggs and penicillin. Can I have a flu shot?

I have a severe allergy to eggs and penicillin. Can I have a flu shot?

Risk/benefit?: People with egg allergy may have a reaction because the vaccine may contain some amount of egg protein. When egg allergy is suspected, patients be can skin tested to the flu vaccine. If the test is positive, the severity of the reaction and the risk/benefits of administering the vaccine should be evaluated. Otherwise, there are meds (tamiflu) that can be given if you actually get the flu. ...Read more

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What can I do if i had an allergic to wheat and was told i'm allergic to sunflowers?

What can I do if i had an allergic to wheat and was told i'm allergic to sunflowers?

Food Allergies: Would need more details. If you have always eaten sunflower seeds with no issue and a blood test showed a sensitivity then the blood test is wrong, this is called a false positive test. Food allergy diagnosis relies on both clinical history and testing. If there is not a concerning clinical history then you can ignore the testing. Same goes for wheat. Talk to allergist if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Can I still get the varicella vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?

Can I still get the varicella vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?

Egg allergy/ vaccine: A lot of research has been done on giving flu vaccines to egg-allergic kids, and the conclusion is that it is safe. Current cdc guidelines do not state any warnings about eggs related to the varicella vaccine: www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/ should-not-vacc.Htm. ...Read more

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Can I eat egg whites if I have an allergy to eggs?

Can I eat egg whites if I have an allergy to eggs?

NO: Almost 100% of individuals allergic to egg are allergic to egg white or ovoalbumin. A small percentage can tolerate egg yolk; it is safest to avoid all egg products. Recent reports suggest that egg-allergic children might tolerated baked eggs, however it is not straightforward to predict who these semi-tolerant children might be. ...Read more

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Apparently I have a severe latex allergy. So what condoms can I use if gay?

Apparently I have a severe latex allergy. So what condoms can I use if gay?

Natural ones: There are natural, and other condoms clearly labeled "do not contain latex". Just look carefully on the box. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an allergy to shellfish?

How do I know if I have an allergy to shellfish?

Shellfish allergy.: If you have eaten any shellfish in the past, you will be more prone to develop allergy if you ingest it again. Mild symptoms mabye itching of the mouth with or without hives & swelling of the tongue , lips or skin. More severe symptoms witll be difficulty of breathing, wheezind, collapse. ...Read more

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In allergic bmti shellfish and have not tried any for 20 years or so. Will i still be allergic and can I eat calamari?

In allergic bmti shellfish and have not tried any for 20 years or so. Will i still be allergic and can I eat calamari?

Possibly: Allergy to shellfish is usually due to allergy to a common allergen. However, people may react differently to various shellfish. Not all shellfish may cause reactions. After 20 years, an initial contact may be tolerated. While calamari may be better tolerated than shrimp and crab, you should see an allergist before trying any shell fish if you had a bad reaction in the past. ...Read more

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I have an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and I have water blisters everywhere. What I can do for comfort?

I have an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and I have water blisters everywhere. What I can do for comfort?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Take 25-50mg of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and stop the offending antibiotic. See your physician as soon as possible to get an alternate agent, and to let them record your allergy. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an infection from earrings or allergy to tape?

What should I do if I have an infection from earrings or allergy to tape?

Infection v Reaction: Depends on how long the earring/ tape has been in, how serious the infection, or if it not infection at all but a reaction to metals in the earring ( nickle). If it's a new pierce the earring should be taken out ; the area disinfected ; kept clean. If there is fever, significant pain, swelling or redness antibiotics or drainage may be needed. Metal/tape allergy: remove earring or tape. ...Read more